1. 100 E. Federal Street, Suite 422
  2. Youngstown, OH 44503
  3. 234.228.9696

Welcome

The Western Reserve Port Authority combines leading-edge financing tools, consulting services and partnership opportunities into a unique suite of development solutions for business, government and non-profit institutions.

Whether you're a company or non-profit seeking ways to finance growth, a developer looking for help with the public infrastructure needed to move your project forward, or a governmental entity searching for ways to retain or attract jobs and development, our professional, experienced staff is eager to put our solutions to work for you.

Financing

Our fixed-interest rate financing programs make it possible for developers to access the U.S. capital market and borrow funds at investment grade rates.

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Tax Abatement

There are four Enterprise Zones in Mahoning County, and four Foreign-Trade Zones in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. We help businesses take advantage of the financial benefits they offer.

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Community Development

We partner with area local, state and federal entities to optimize development opportunities at Brownfield sites, along the Mahoning River Corridor and in other regions of the Valley.

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  • Applications

  • Download a fillable Project Application form in .pdf format.
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News and Events

May 20, 2020

Commissioners approve remodel of Youngstown Development Center

Editor’s note: This story was edited to show the services that the facility will provide and that it won’t deal … read more

May 20, 2020

Commissioners OK $2M for ex-YDC site

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County commissioners this week approved a resolution spending up to $2.05 million for renovations to the former … read more

Recent Projects

Hollywood Gaming

Penn National Gaming entered into a Capital Lease Agreement with the Western Reserve Port Authority to construct stables, race track, parking lots, and other facilities. The Capital Lease agreement provided $60 million in financing for the Hollywood at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

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The Inn at Poland Way

POLAND, Ohio – EDM Management Inc. and Briarfield Healthcare Centers will break ground today on the new Inn at Poland Way. The invitation-only event will begin with a breakfast reception at the Poland Township Administration Building followed by a groundbreaking at the project site. The 76,000-square-foot assisted living center is …

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University Edge

The Western Reserve Port Authority provided Capital Lease financing for the University Edge development adjacent to the campus at Youngstown State University. University Edge, a privately owned student apartment project, broke ground on September 28, 2015.

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